ses·​qui·​car·​bon·​ate ˌse-skwi-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt How to pronounce sesquicarbonate (audio)
: a salt (such as Na2CO3·NaHCO3·2H2O) that is neither a simple normal carbonate nor a simple bicarbonate but often a combination of the two

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sesquicarbonate was in 1825

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“Sesquicarbonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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